January 20, 2009


There are many people out there who, with more eloquence than I can summon, will describe the events that took place here today. They will transport you with their words to Washington, DC from your homes in Shreveport, Hamburg, Raglan and beyond. I felt lucky to simply sit on the couch with my two daughters—and a box of Life cereal—taking it all in from afar, while my wife was celebrating within steps of the capitol with her mother. Though, every time the camera panned over the crowd, I found myself wishing for Annabelle and Matilda’s sake that they could have witnessed this in person, affording them the luxury of telling their future schoolmates that they were on the Mall for the swearing in of Barack Obama. One thing I can say with confidence—today feels different than yesterday.


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